Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month!

Promoting healthy relationships, educating on teen dating violence and engaging  males and females to work together to shatter the silence & prevent the violence!

Click here for PAVE LOVE FEST pamphlet – Twitter Hashtag #TDVAM

VIDEOS FROM PAVE AMBASSADORS….

PAVE Ambassador Sarah Rice on YouTube

PAVE Ambassador Johnna Janis on YouTube

PAVE Ambassador Jaime Gill on YouTube

Pinterest Postcard Campaign, Teen Video Contest, Downloadable Pamphlet  & Podcast from US Dept of HHS Office of Adolescent Health featuring PAVE Founder Angela Rose.

And Click here for more info from our friends at Break the Cycle!

ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE

  • Nearly 1.5 million HS students experience physical abuse from a dating partner per year in the US
  • 1 in 3 teens is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner

STEPPING IN

  • Stopping violence is everyone’s business
  • Trust your gut! If you think something is wrong, it probably is!
  • Say something when someone is being disrespectful
  • If you see something wrong, step in!
  • Speak up if you see someone intentionally getting someone drunk
  • Remind friends that sexual contact with an intoxicated person is against the law!

UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Jealousy and Distrust
  • Co-dependence
  • Fear
  • Putting You Down
  • Lack of Support for Things You Enjoy
  • Manipulation
  • Guilt for Spending Time with Friends and Family
  • Forced Sexual Contact
  • Threat of violence

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Supportive
  • Respect of Oneself and Each Other
  • Good Communication
  • Equality
  • True Comfort in Being Your True Self
  • Your Have a Strong Friendship
  • Sense of Interdependence (Mutual Responsibility)

SUPPORTING A FRIEND

  • Believe every person
  • Treat them with respect
  • Be aware of victim blaming language
  • Offer them local resources
  • Be a good listener
  • Reassure: THIS WAS NOT YOUR FAULT
  • Let them know that they are not alone

If you or someone you know is a victim of dating violence or sexual assault, reach out right away. The National Dating Abuse Helpline is 1-866-331-9474

 

VIDEOS FROM PAVE AMBASSADORS….

PAVE Ambassador Sarah Rice on YouTube

PAVE Ambassador Johnna Janis on YouTube

PAVE Ambassador Jaime Gill on YouTube

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